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Subprime Set: Top Ten Cars Bought By Those With Low Credit Scores

Subprime Set: Top Ten Cars Bought By Those With Low Credit Scores

You’ve likely all seen the late-night TV ads from used-car lots—pushing loans for which they say anyone with a job can qualify. But hold on; don't yet sign your life's possessions over on contingency to some guy in a Hawaiian shirt who says he is the bank. Even if you have a blemished... read more

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Smart Car Shopping: Knowing Your Credit Score Is Not Enough

Savvy car shoppers--and experts on savvy car shopping--recommend that consumers know their credit score before they walk into a car dealership. Why? To stop dealers from... read more April 13, 2011 by 


 
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Feds Host Roundtables, Launch Investigation Into Dealer Practices

With the price of a new car averaging more than $28,000 and the average dealer-sold used car running around $14,000, most vehicle shoppers opt to either finance or lease... read more March 17, 2011 by  5


 
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Fewer Auto-Insurance Claims In 2010, Yet Premiums Are Rising

After average auto-insurance premiums for U.S. families have fallen for five straight years through 2009, they're back on the rise. Premiums were up slightly in some parts of... read more December 27, 2010 by 


 
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Experian: Auto Credit Continuing To Loosen, Loan Amounts Up

To get the vehicle you want, and the right credit terms, having a high credit score has been extremely important over the past couple of years. With credit tight, lots of... read more December 9, 2010 by 


 
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Auto Lenders Warming Up To Lower Credit Ratings

If you've been to the dealership earlier this year and weren't at all pleased with the finance terms offered, you might want to give it another try. Auto lenders are... read more August 26, 2010 by 


 
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As GM Dips Back Into Subprime Lending, Will The Deals Get Better?

General Motors today acquired subprime lender AmeriCredit, as part of a $3.5 billion deal that will help extend loans and leases to those with blemished credit. Before you... read more July 23, 2010 by 


 
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